February 3, 2016: UM Motorcycles, the Indian arm of the American motorcycle maker, UM International, LLC along with Lohia Auto has finally entered Indian. They made their presence felt during last Auto Expo and this time they launched their much-awaited motorcycle range 'Renegade' in three different variants: Renegade Commando, Renegade Sports S and Renegade Classic.
Mr. Rajeev Mishra - Director UML, said "Seeing the potential of India as a giant motorcycle market, we are confident of not only steaming up the competition but also taking a decent chunk of the market. Out innovative products with an exhilarating design and embedded with the latest technology at an affordable price tag are an absolute novelty in the Indian market. Keeping in mind the huge potential, UML has priced it's motorcycles in the range from 1.5 to 1.7 Lakh INR and the sales will be handled from initial 50 dealerships across country
The Renegade Commando is a low slung cruiser powered by a 279CC single cylinder water-cooled engine developing 25 bhp at 8500 rpm and 21.8 Nm of torque at 7000 rpm. The motorcycle comes with a six-speed gearbox, wide handlebars, hydraulic telescopic front suspension, 110/90 -16 front and 140/90 -15 rear tyres, Braking is handled by a 280mm, 2 piston caliper upfront and a drum brake at rear. The Renegade Commando will be available at INR 1.59 lakhs (Ex-showroom New Delhi)
The Renegade Sport S model and Classic will also share the same engine as the Renegade Commando. Mechanically Renegade Sport S is completely similar to Renegade Commando. The only difference is styling. Sport S has 1100 mm height against Commando's 1140 mm. Length is 2227 mm against commando's 2257 mm. Sport S is 40 mm wider too. Apart from above changes, all three variants share similar seat height of 750 mm, Wheelbase of 1545 mm, Ground clearance of 150 mm and comes with generous 18 litre tank capacity. Booking for all three motorcycles have commenced at the ongoing Auto Expo.
UM International in alliance with the UP-based Lohia Auto has invested Rs 250 Crore for business expansion. Manufacturing is already underway at the Lohia Auto's Kashipur facility in Uttrakhand which will also support the government's "Make in India" initiative.